a concave shape whose distinguishing characteristic is that the concavity faces downward
attic, bean, bonce, noodle, noggin, dome(noun)
informal terms for a human head
dome, domed stadium, covered stadium(noun)
a stadium that has a roof
a hemispherical roof
A common structural element of architecture that resembles the hollow upper half of a sphere, a cupola.
Anything shaped like an upset bowl, often used as a cover, e.g. a cake dome.
head (including the meaning 'oral sex')
Origin: From Latin doma. Compare French dôme.
a building; a house; an edifice; -- used chiefly in poetry
a cupola formed on a large scale
any erection resembling the dome or cupola of a building; as the upper part of a furnace, the vertical steam chamber on the top of a boiler, etc
a prism formed by planes parallel to a lateral axis which meet above in a horizontal edge, like the roof of a house; also, one of the planes of such a form
decision; judgment; opinion; a court decision
Origin: [See Doom.]
A dome is an element of architecture that resembles the hollow upper half of a sphere. Dome structures made of various materials have a long architectural lineage extending into prehistory. Corbel domes and true domes have been found in the ancient Middle East in modest buildings and tombs. The construction of the first technically advanced true domes began in the Roman Architectural Revolution, when they were frequently used by the Romans to shape large interior spaces of temples and public buildings, such as the Pantheon. This tradition continued unabated after the adoption of Christianity in the Byzantine religious and secular architecture, culminating in the revolutionary pendentive dome of the 6th-century church Hagia Sophia. Squinches, the technique of making a transition from a square shaped room to a circular dome, was most likely invented by the ancient Persians. The Sassanid Empire initiated the construction of the first large-scale domes in Persia, with such royal buildings as the Palace of Ardashir, Sarvestan and Ghal'eh Dokhtar. With the Muslim conquest of Greek-Roman Syria, the Byzantine architectural style became a major influence on Muslim societies. Indeed the use of domes as a feature of Islamic architecture has gotten its roots from Roman Greater-Syria.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dōm, n. a structure raised above the roof of large buildings, usually hemispherical: a large cupola: a cathedral: (poet.) a building.—v.t. to furnish with a dome.—adjs. Domed, Dom′ical, having a dome. [L. domus, a house; Fr. dôme, It. duomo, Ger. dom.]
dōm, n. (Spen.). Same as Doom.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
See spray dome.
demo, E.D. Mo., Edom, mode
The numerical value of dome in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of dome in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We are moving from Iron Dome to an iron fist.
You’re worried about the shape, if there’s a lot of irregularity on the dome that means there’s a lot of pressure inside.
The renovation of the White House, which can fit eight times into this building, took four years (ending in 1952), the Capitol in Washington, where they only restored the dome area, took two years, and those workers had air conditioning.
You look at the size of the aneurysm, if there’s a big one you’re concerned about it maybe rupturing over time, you’re worried about the shape, if there’s a lot of irregularity on the dome that means there’s a lot of pressure inside.
In the whole vast dome of living nature there reigns an open violence, a kind of prescriptive fury which arms all the creatures to their common doom: as soon as you leave the inanimate kingdom you find the decree of violent death inscribed on the very frontiers of life.
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Translations for dome
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- свод, купол, кубеBulgarian
- cúpulaCatalan, Valencian
- Kuppel, SchildGerman
- kupu, kupoliFinnish
- cupola, duomoItalian
- 天蓋, 円屋根, 円蓋Japanese
- свод, купол, колпакRussian
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